Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew (right) shadowed Rep. Karen Bass for the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youths first Shadow Day.
Bass said the day was special not only for what the foster youth took away from it, but for the effect the foster youth had on the Members.
The day is “about building a broad base of support for foster care issues,” Bass said. “And I know when [Members] come into contact with superstars like T, it changes you. So we got out of it more than they did.”
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.